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Perfectly wedged between the ocean, mountains, and the vast urban expanse of Los Angeles, Pacific Palisades maintains the charm of a cozy beach-side community, without losing any of the excitement of being in close proximity to the city.  Because of its exceptional location, Pacific Palisades is one of Southern California's most desirable communities, and it is home to a number of LA's rich and famous.

With a mild year-round climate and over 260 days of sunshine per year, Pacific Palisades is the place to be for lovers of the outdoor lifestyle. The public beach in Pacific Palisades offers volleyball, bike trails that connect to Santa Monica, and pristine beaches with few crowds. Temescal Canyon and Will Rogers Park provide a variety of hiking trails, many with breathtaking views of the ocean and city.  Pacific Palisades also hosts one of the best Farmer's Markets in Los Angeles; open Sundays, the market offers everything from grass-fed beef to freshly-picked berries and flowers.  And the nearby private Riviera Country Club offers world-class 18-hole golf and tennis facilities.

Pacific Palisades' quaint village features outdoor cafes, fine dining, galleries, and shopping. Homes within walking distance to the village are typically smaller, bungalow-style homes, but within a short distance there are all types of properties to be found, from condos and townhomes, to much larger ocean-view estates.  Pacific Palisades covers a fairly small area, so nearly all of the homes are within a short drive of the village and the beach. Even so, there are neighborhoods to suit every taste, and homes can be found perched on the cliffs above the ocean, or tucked away at the base of the mountains. Pacific Palisades is home to a number of highly-rated charter schools, such as Palisades Elementary, Canyon Elementary, and Palisades High. There are several excellent private schools as well, including Westside Waldorf and Seven Arrows, offering kindergarten through middle school.  With top-notch schools, a reputation for safety, and an abundance of recreation, Pacific Palisades is the perfect place for families. And with a short commute to Santa Monica in only about 10 minutes, and to downtown in as little as 30 minutes, Pacific Palisades affords its residents the best of both worlds.

2014 Pacific Palisades real estate weeklies available here.